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What causes milk teeth to be lost? How do they "know" when the time's right to go...?


 

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What causes milk teeth (primary dentition) to fall out?
« Reply #1 on: 30/12/2009 13:24:30 »
My guess is that they don't really know. It'll be a bit like puberty. Growth of the new teeth will just push them out at a certain time. I'm curious about the mechanism though.
 

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